The Vancouver Thunderbirds are pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Chewning as the Head
Coach Power/Speed effective September 1, 2014.
Mary will be replacing Derrick Johnston who has been with the club for the past year, and now is moving
to Eastern Canada to pursue other coaching goals.
For the past 7 years Mary has held coaching positions at Ocean Athletics and several high schools in the
South Surrey area in hurdles, jumps, and sprints. She has been the Head Coach, Sprints and Hurdles at
Ocean Athletics for over a year and has recently been appointed Head Coach Sprints and Hurdles at
University of British Columbia. During her time at Ocean she coached athletes to represent Team BC at
National Championships and Canada Summer Games, as well as Team Canada for the World Youth
Mary is an Athletics Canada certified Performance Coach (formerly level 3) and will be responsible for
power/speed athletes from Grade 8 and upwards.
If you wish to contact Mary you may do so at firstname.lastname@example.org